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Description of MUSHclient world function: world.ColourTell


Name ColourTell
Type Method
Summary Sends a message to the output window in specified colours - not terminated by a newline
Prototype void ColourTell(BSTR TextColour, BSTR BackgroundColour, BSTR Text);

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Description

This lets you do a "tell" in a specified colour. It is not transmitted to the world. It is useful for making comments to yourself. The note is NOT automatically terminated by a newline, so you can use ColourTell multiple times on one line (eg. to change colour in mid-line). The note colour is saved and restored, so that the world note colour is unchanged after using this function (however the new colour is used for the tell itself).

eg.

world.ColourTell "red", "blue", "Hello there"

The colour is specified by colour name - you can use the MUSHclient colour picker to see all possible colour names, or type: world.Debug "colours". You can also specify colours in HTML format, like this:

world.ColourTell "#FAEBD7", "#FFB6C1", "Hi there"

If you leave a colour name blank, it is unchanged. Thus you could do this to get red text on the existing background:

world.ColourTell "red", "", "Hello there"


A new line will automatically be started by output from the MUD, or a command that you type being echoed to the output window. You can send a new line yourself by sending vbCRLF (in Visual Basic) or n in Jscript or Perlscript.


To make changes to the text style (eg. bold, underline) see NoteStyle.


Note: Available in version 3.23 onwards.


VBscript example
world.ColourTell "red", "blue", "Hello "
world.ColourTell "white", "green", "there"
Jscript example
world.ColourTell ("red", "blue", "Hello ");
world.ColourTell ("white", "green", "there");
PerlScript example
$world->ColourTell ("red", "blue", "Hello ");
$world->ColourTell ("white", "green", "there");
Python example
world.ColourTell ("red", "blue", "Hello ")
world.ColourTell ("white", "green", "there")
Lua example
ColourTell ("red", "blue", "Hello there ",
            "white", "green", "everyone")
Lua notes
You can supply any number of arguments, however they must be in groups of three:

* foreground colour
* background colour
* text

The example above shows how you might send two lots of text coloured different ways.
Returns Nothing.
Introduced in version 3.23

See also ...

Function Description
ColourNote Sends a message to the output window in specified colours
Note Sends a note to the output window
NoteColour Chooses which custom colour will be used for world notes.
NoteColourBack Chooses which RGB colour will be used for world notes - background colour
NoteColourFore Chooses which RGB colour will be used for world notes - text colour
NoteColourName Chooses which RGB colour name will be used for world notes - text and background
NoteColourRGB Chooses which RGB colour will be used for world notes - text and background
NoteStyle Sets the style for notes
Send Sends a message to the MUD
Tell Sends a message to the output window - not terminated by a newline

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